Alexander Gavrylyuk – International Classics 2023

Alexander Gavrylyuk

Presented by Melbourne Recital Centre


A riveting evening of Romantic masterworks for piano.

Ukrainian born, Australian pianist Alexander Gavrylyuk is internationally celebrated for his electrifying and poetic performances. Following enthralling performances at the Centre in 2016 and 2017, Gavrylyuk returns to Elisabeth Murdoch Hall to showcase dramatic and impassioned Romantic piano repertoire by Beethoven, Schumann, Chopin, Liszt, Brahms and Saint-Saëns.

About the concert

His curated program of music spotlights formidable composer/performers at the forefront of technique and showmanship in the Romantic era and their determination to push musical boundaries. In this concert, Gavrylyuk will exhibit his own remarkable technique in interpretations of musical masterworks that transport audiences from Beethoven’s dark and dreamy Moonlight Sonata and the melting romance of Chopin’s Nocturne to the spectacle of Liszt’s Tarantella, Schumann’s characterful Scenes from Childhood and ruminations of Brahms’ intermezzos.

A frequent concert guest, soloist and recitalist, highlights of Alexander Gavrylyuk’s recent season include debuts with San Diego Symphony, Dallas Symphony, Bergen Philharmonic, Rheinische Philharmonie and Antwerp Symphony Orchestras, as well as return visits to Chicago Symphony, Sydney Symphony, New Mexico Philharmonic and Netherlands Philharmonic Orchestras.

Don’t miss the opportunity to bear witness to ‘the most compelling pianist of his generation’ (Limelight magazine).

Praise for Alexander Gavrylyuk

‘Alexander Gavrylyuk is, easily, the most compelling pianist of his generation. As Schumann said of Chopin: “Hats off gentlemen, a genius.”’ Limelight magazine

‘Beyond technical prowess, he has an extraordinary mastery over time, stretching and pushing it in service to the music.’ Limelight magazine

Thanks to our partner

Program Partner: The Langham Melbourne

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About International Classics

In 2023, Melbourne Recital Centre’s flagship recital series Great Performers becomes International Classics.

As the Centre evolves, so too do our programs and offerings. While the acclaimed series may now be known by a new name, International Classics continues to showcase Australian and international artists of the highest calibre performing the greatest classical repertoire on the Elisabeth Murdoch Hall stage.

Intimate, moving and awe-inspiring, the International Classics concert experience offers audiences the opportunity to witness the compelling virtuosity of artists from across the globe as they perform a curated program of music in an award-winning venue specially designed for classical music to soar.

Whether you’re a seasoned concertgoer, or seeking your first classical concert experience, International Classics is your must-have ticket to experience classical music excellence.

‘In this series we showcase an outstanding lineup of musicians from around the world, who make the most intimate recital into epic memories. These are artists at the top of their game, delighting and inspiring audiences in great venues of the world. There’s no magic at work here – it’s simply incredible artists having a conversation with an audience, in Australia’s best recital venue.’ Marshall McGuire, Director of Programming


Ludwig van Beethoven
Piano Sonata No.14 in C-sharp minor, Op.27 No.2 Moonlight

Robert Schumann
Kinderszenen, Op 15

Franz Liszt
Venezia e Napoli (III. Tarantella)

Frédéric Chopin
Nocturne in D-flat, Op.27 No.2
Polonaise in A, Op.40 No.1 ‘Military’

Johannes Brahms
3 Intermezzi, Op.117

Camille Saint-Saëns
Danse Macabre